Lola Banjo

Silver & Riley

Lola Banjo is the Founder of Silver & Riley, a premier luxury travel and fashion leather goods brand made exquisitely in Italy. Self described as a dreamer and a doer, Lola launched Silver & Riley in October 2019 with one main goal - creating stylish, functional and luxurious pieces that do not break the bank. The vision of the brand was inspired by her travels. As a global citizen, she has lived in four countries and traveled to over 100 countries. She immerses herself in various cultures and ways of life, and seeks to have deep, meaningful experiences, all from which she has drawn inspiration.

Each Silver & Riley product is designed in a way that combines her passion for problem solving and building things better (through her experience as an Engineer and now as a Corporate Strategist) with her love for fashion – which she picked up from her late mother, whom the brand is dedicated to. She draws, conceptualizes and then works with her manufacturers to bring all Silver & Riley items to life. She is very hands on and attentive to detail, especially when it comes to designing functionality that makes moving around much more seamless, but doesn’t compromise on style.

She holds a Bachelor of Science in Materials Engineering, Mathematics and Economics from Rutgers University, a Masters of Science in Financial Engineering and a graduate accreditation in Risk Management, both from New York University (NYU), and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in Strategy, Finance and Decision Sciences from Emory University. She has also studied at various business schools around the world including (FGV) Rio (Brazil), (WHU) Koblenz (Germany), (RSM) Erasmus (Netherlands), The London School of Economics and (SDA) Bocconi (Italy).

In her “spare time”, she enjoys mentoring, photography, spending time with loved ones and attending sporting events.

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